Press Releases


March 25, 2013 – Mining operations impacting shellfish farms decades later

June 23, 2012 – Raven Coal Mine AIR document a real red herring

November 22, 2010– Island Sea Farms Grabs Top Honours

April 11, 2007 – Earth Day was another great opportunity for BC shellfish farmers to once again, get out and partake in beach clean-ups. Earth Day Beach Clean-Up Planned by Local Shellfish Farmers – Baynes Sound Clean-up Part of Coastwide Industry Effort

May 28, 2007 – Residents in the Baynes Sound area became concerned at the sight of a “red-tide” in the waters. Click the following link to read a BCSGA press release, which eased concerns of residents. Recent Algae Bloom Not Harmful to Shellfish or Humans – Dinoflagillate Noctoluca

In the Spring and Summer of 2007, the BCSGA delivered a pro-active educational program of workshops on Aquatic Invasive Species – specifically invasive biofouling Tunicates and the European green crab. Click the following link to read the press release on these workshops. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Workshops Announcement, May 2007

December 12, 2006 – Winter storms of December wrought havoc on much infrastructure and natural resources, and the shellfish industry was also badly damaged. Winter Storms Endanger Vital Shellfish Industry – Disaster Relief Sought for Coastal Farmers Whose Livelihoods are at Risk

December 18, 2006 – BCSGA was successful in obtaining funds from the province to assist in clean-up efforts to ensure public beaches and waterways are free of lost and broken shellfish farming equipment. Province Helps Shellfish Industry Retrieve Lost & Damaged Equipment – Public Safety Primary Importance